A loan of $750 helped to hire 2 manual labourers.


Mercedes's story

Mercedes is a member of the communal bank Los Claveles. She is 30 years old and has 2 children. She has been a member of FINCA Peru for the last 7 years. Mercedes makes bricks and sells them in Compañía. She has a grocery store. She started out by helping her parents as they always had this business. Now Mercedes has her own capital, working with heavy machinery that was purchased with a lot of hard work. In her most difficult moments, FINCA Peru gave the support she needed. She only works with FINCA and no longer needs to go to another bank. She will invest the current loan in hiring 2 more manual labourers so that they can work more quickly as the rainy season is coming and business is slower then. Her goal is to be able to build a house in Ayacucho.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Maria Blyth



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